Here is an exceptional survivor of the American 18th century early lighting category, known as a Screw Post, Adjustable, Double Candle Holder. The reason it is special is because so many of these wooden lighting devices caught fire and were discarded.
This example is in remarkable condition and having a chestnut patina which add to it's colonial period appeal.
Made out of maple and from New England, this piece of lighting has the qualities of a fine piece of furniture. From its balanced proportions to its excellent turned decorations and topped with a simple finial, this piece is a treasure for any collection of early Americana. One of the unique features is the candle stub holder which would receive the very ends of a candle for a few more minutes of light since candle making was such a laborious and time consuming process making candles an important commodity in the American household.
American 18th C. Adjustable Candle Holder